Names and faces for May 20, 2013

May 20, 2013 

Beth Hocking has joined Hunt Brothers Realty Inc. as a broker associate. After graduating from the University of Michigan-Dearborn with a degree in business administration, she started her real estate career in 1990 in Michigan. She will team with Michel Donahie, of Peridia Golf & Country Club. Donahie is a broker for Hunt Brothers Realty Inc. He has been a broker for more than 30 years. He specializes in golf coursecommunities.

First Bank's MikePfiester and Robin Vassallo recently passed their licensed banker tests. Pfiester is a financial services representative at First Bank's Mount Vernon office, 9819 Cortez Road in Bradenton. Vassallo is a financial services representative at First Bank's Cortez location, 2412 Cortez Road.

Andrea Torkelson, a political consultant with The Nolan Group communications firm, has joined the board of directors of the nonprofit organization "Manatee Reads!" Torkelson will lead the group's public relations committee. Manatee Reads! helps adults learn to read.

Four RoseBay International associates have earned the 2013 Five Star Real Estate Agent Award, which recognizes agents who provide quality service to their clients. Based on an independent survey of recent homeowners, the Five Star Award is presented to fewer than 7 percent of real estate agents in a given market.

The Five Star Award recipients are Rebecca "Becky" Culp, Lori Carey, Debbi Wolfinger and Nancy Maguire.

The Gulf Coast Builders Exchange has elected new

board members. These directors were recently sworn in as board members: Ron Allen of NDC Construction Co.; David Karins of Karins Engineering Group Inc.; Bill North Jr. of Hill, Barth & King, LLC and Kevin Hick of Gator Grading and Paving.

The Gulf Coast Builders Exchange was established in 1952 and is a not-for-profit corporation operating as a trade organization.

Marty Haines received the RE/MAX 100 percent Club Award at an award ceremony held recently. The 100 percent Club is an international award level recognizing associates who have earned between $100,000 and $249,999 in gross commissions during the preceding calendar year. In addition, Haines received a certificate for graduating from Buffini & Company's Peak Producers 12-week training program and was presented with the RE/MAX Alliance Group Spirit Award for demonstrating support to RE/MAX Alliance Group and the community through participation, leadership and service to others.

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